Chianti Classico

Sangiovese

2018
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100% Sangiovese, carefully blended from the different crus of Castagnoli. Each year we analyse the fruit that each parcel has produced to create a balanced, complex Chianti Classico that can be enjoyed immediately and offers a pleasant drinkability.

Can be ordered in 6-bottle cases.

Maturation & Refinement

2/3 in 5 hektoliter Tonneaux and 1/3 in Austrian and Slovenian 20 hektoliter oak barrels 

Vineyards

Cuvee of our 19 cru

Form of Growing

Alberello & Guyot

Vinification

Grapes are picked by hand in small boxes. Alcoholic fermentation is spontaneous with natural yeasts 1 ton tubs and steel tanks. Extraction of colour and tannins is facilitated by hand-punching down, pumping over, and deléstage. Malolactic fermentation occurs in oak.



Vintage

An exceptionally good vintage that started with a cold winter. Lots of rain and humidity during the spring and even summer days, caused a lot of work to maintain the health of the vineyard. Hot and dry September days, together with coold nights, allowed the grapes to ripen fully and produce very fresh and aromatic wines. Castagnoli's wines shoes a very elegant balance between fruit, acidity and tannins.  

Sangiovese, long misunderstood and blended with other grape varieties, has only been vinified on its own for a few decades. The greatness and potential of Sangiovese is fascinating. Similarly to Pinot Noir, it is very difficult to grow and vinify, as well as incredibly sensitive to the location it is grown in. Although the vineyards at Castagnoli are very close together, the fruit that they produce can show remarkable differences. Therefore, we divided our eleven hectares of vineyards into 19 different parcels, which we harvest, ferment and vinify separately. Each vintage, this allows us to create a Chianti Classico that best represents Castagnoli's land and the year it was produced.

Jancis Robinson

17.5 Points: "Mid crimson. Deep, spicy cherry nose and layered sweet-sour cherry fruit. Firm tannins matched by plenty of fruit. Great balance between ripe fruit, acidity and tannic grip. Pure and concentrated and with elegant mid-palate weight. 2020 - 2028"

Falstaff

92 Points: "Sparkling ruby with garnet glints. Opens on the nose with ripe fruit notes of plums and blackberries. Sweet fruit on the palate, nice melting, fine tannin in the back."

Decanter World Wine Awards

Silver Medal: 90 Points: "Raspberry and black cherry, elegant with some floral character in the nose. Quite a soft generous palate, still fresh."

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